pierre alexandre cesbron of ENSCI in collaboration with matthieu muller of design academy eindhoven create a multi-functional collection of storage furniture at ENSCI les ateliers paris during their semester, supervised by jean françois dingjian (normal studio). the LIGA series is the result of creating simple, functional and poetic storage furniture, conveyed in three different pieces; a box, a bedside table and a coffee table.

the top part is made of sublimated metal and caoutchouc neoprene, the bottom is painted metal and has an elastic nylon ligature
all photos © ENSCI les ateliers



pierre alexandre cesbron and matthieu muller‘s designs draw their identity in a color game, expressed by a gradient that arises from the tension exerted by the ligature. the ligature links the top part to the bottom part and acts as the central hinge. the bottom part symmetrically assembles two identical elements, welcoming the ligature at its center. additionally, the treatment of the gradient is applied by sublimation, allowing an unlimited reproduction.

the LIGA series is the result of creating simple, functional and poetic storage furniture

a close-up of the colorful gradient

the different components of the LIGA series

the studio 



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